One case of humanitarian intervention after cold war could be viewed from genocidal in
On the ground at least, the Rwandans were largely left alone by the international community. UN troops withdrew after the murder of 10 soldiers. The day after Habyarima’s death, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) renewed their assault on government forces, and numerous attempts by the United Nation (UN) to negotiate a ceasefire came to nothing (www.bbc.co.uk). Humanitarian intervention came up; definitely clear that
In the same time,
Starting with the background description of the condition of humanitarian issues in different countries, there was indication on which western countries get involved. On humanitarian intervention’s debating is between humanitarian concern and national interest. There was different commitment and action toward humanitarian issue from different western countries and US, different states with its problem, and different time. Then, the question here is how we distinguish humanitarian intervention from national interest?
Vincent (Wheeler and Bellamy, 2001: 472) defined intervention as activity undertaken by a state, a group or an international organization which interferes coercively in the domestic affairs of another state. It is a discrete event having a beginning and an end, and it is aimed at the authority structure of the target state. It is not necessarily lawful of unlawful, but it does break a conventional pattern of international relations. Humanitarian intervention is an act that seeks to intervene to stop a government murdering its own people. Traditionally, intervention has been defined in terms of a coercive breach of the walls of the castle of sovereignty.
In defining humanitarian intervention in this way, deliberately exclude two types of behavior occasionally associated with the term. They are: non-forcible intervention such as the threat or use of economic, diplomatic, or other sanctions; and forcible intervention aimed at protecting or rescuing the intervening state’s own national (Holzgrefe, 2008: 18).
How Humanitarian Issues Came Up
Humanitarian intervention issues rise up in the undeveloped countries. Western countries associated humanitarian intervention with human right abuse. The condition is where citizens of nation do not get their basic right as human. Western views that the problem is depend on its political system. For that, US endorsed democracy system to other nation in the sake of human right. US argue that democracy states guarantee human right of its citizens. US argue that
In the other hand, what was happened in
From all above facts, it is able to identify that for
In the other hand, the number of victim and the different point of view about humanitarian issues in
The issues of humanitarian intervention in international relations are still on debating. But we can sure that humanitarian intervention has its root in national interest. Both case,
Holzgrefe, J. L. and Keohane, Robert, O. 2008. Humanitarian Intervention: Ethical, Legal, and Political Dilemmas.
Smith, Steve, and Baylis, John. 2001. The Globalization of World Politic: Humanitarian Intervention. 3rd Edition.
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